Call for Contributions

We are looking forward to welcoming your contribution to the following parts of the conference:

  1. Science, Research and Engineering Contributions: scientific papers which will be peer-reviewed by the Scientific Committee for presentation at the conference and publication.
    For Science, Research and Engineering contributions we invite experts to organise Special Thematic Sessions (STS) for a comprehensive and focussed discussing and very particular domains.
  2. Inclusion Forum Contributions: contributions in different formats which will be reviewed and selected by the Program Committee:
    - Workshops, seminars, tutorials and educational sessions with you as facilitator/conductor/teacher
    - Panel discussions and/or consensus building sessions guided by yourself and your colleagues
    - Project exhibitions and demonstrations Product and service exhibitions and presentations
    - Meetings in open or closed (invited only) format
  3. Young Researchers’ Consortium Contributions, which are peer reviewed by our Young Researchers Committee. Young researchers are also encouraged to submit a paper for publication in LNCS or in our Open Access Compendium.

ICCHP-AAATE provides the following publishing options for contributors:

  1. Springer Science, Research and Engineering Proceedings (Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series - LNCS)
  2. Open Access Compendium “Advancements in Assistive Technology, Accessibility and Inclusion”

PLEASE NOTE: These two options have different target readers and deadlines for the submission of abstracts and full papers. More information can be found further in this document. 

Scientific Contributions accepted for publication and presented at the conference are invited to submit an elaborated and extended version of their work to a Special Issue of the AAATE Journal “Technology & Disability” dedicated to ICCHP-AAATE contributions. Details will be published on the ICCHP-AAATE web page and on the Journal page.

In addition, a Book of Abstracts will collect abstracts of all contributions to the conference. It will provide a comprehensive guide through the program, an overview to the activities in the field and an efficient means for dissemination and information.

1) Science, Research and Engineering Contributions

Based on the topic and nature of your paper you have two different publication options. Please be aware of their topical focus and, due to their publication policies, their different formats, deadlines and target audience. The review process by the Scientific Committee of the conference is the same.    

A) Springer Science, Research and Engineering Proceedings 

The conference invites interested participants to publish original science, research and engineering work related to Assistive Technology, eAccessibility and eInclusion  in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) proceedings. LNCS aims at scientific excellence and selects papers in a two steps peer-review process (acceptance rate ~60%). Volumes published in the LNCS series are made available to the following indexing services:

  • ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S), included in ISI Web of Science
  • EI Engineering Index (Compendex and Inspec databases)
  • ACM Digital Library
  • DBLP
  • Google Scholar
  • IO-Port
  • MathSciNet
  • Scopus 
  • Zentralblatt MATH

Registration to the conference by at least one author per paper is mandatory!

For two or more papers by the same author, an additional paper fee applies.

Key Info:

Step one: Well-detailed extended abstracts of original, unpublished work

Step two: Camera Ready version of accepted papers

  • 6 - 8 pages in camera ready LNCS format (including pictures and references)
  • Additional pages (up to a max of 12 pages per paper) may be purchased – additional fees apply!
  • Springer Guidelines
  • Upload: Via the Conference Management System - https://icchp-aaate.org/user/login
  • Deadline: April 3, 2022

Step three: Presentation at the conference (timeslots of approximately 20 minutes including discussion)

Open Access (OA) Policy:

Springer offers the option of making your publication open access. Please follow this link.

Authors must indicate their intention to publish Open Access during upload – for each camera-ready paper.

The open access fee will be directly invoiced by Springer and/or its associates once the digital OA publication is ready.

B) Open Access Compendium “Advancements in Assistive Technology, Accessibility and Inclusion”

The conference invites interested participants to publish their work in the digital edition of the open access compendium “Advancements Future Perspectives in AT, eAccessibility and eInclusion”.

In the open access compendium you can publish original basic and applied scientific R&D papers from diverse fields. The compendium aims to provide from an interdisciplinary and cross-sector perspective a good overview of  advancements into the user-, practice- and service-driven domains of AT, Accessibility and Inclusion (please refer to the list of topics at the end of the Call). Progress and success are based on the interaction with, contribution by and participation of all stakeholder groups (e.g. users, end user organizations, service providers, policy, administration, industry, NGOs). Every voice counts in the exchange on the impact of R&D on practice and in domains in need of creative and innovative R&D and co-operation.

Exchange and co-operation between practice and R&D is a key asset for technical and social innovation. We invite interested authors coming from diverse domains and disciplines to submit extended abstracts of research work, but also more practice oriented concept papers, models, reports, and position papers on topics related to our field. The compendium will also include contributions from the Forum part of the programme (see below). These contributions will support a creative and innovative program facilitating cross-sector and cross-stakeholder interaction and dissemination. 

Registration to the conference by at least one author per contribution is mandatory!

Key info:

Step one: Abstracts of original, unpublished work

Step two: Final version and publication in the digital edition of our conference open access compendium “Advancements in Assistive Technology, Accessibility and Inclusion”

Step three: Presentation at the conference (timeslots of approximately 20 minutes including discussion)

Special Thematic Sessions 

ICCHP-AAATE invites leading experts to organize Special Thematic Sessions (STS) to present a focussed, detailed and comprehensive view to specifically defined topics of particular interest. STSs therefore welcome both LNCS and Open Access Compendium contributions. This should facilitate a broader view and interdisciplinary and cross-stakeholder discussion/exchange. 

STS Chairs advertise the session in their own communities and networks. ICCHP-AAATE announces STSs on its web page and allows contributors to select an STS for their paper(s) during the submission process. Special thematic sessions must be proposed by January 16, 2022.

The Review Committee will evaluate proposals of STSs and negotiate in case of overlapping proposals. The inclusion of an STS in the final program requests a minimum of four accepted papers. Four papers is the minimum for opening a chapter  in one of the proceedings. STS Chair(s) are invited to compile and publish an introductory paper to the STS in the proceedings (6 - 8 pages in camera ready LNCS or Open Access Compendium format) . The deadline for the STS introductions is April 3, 2022. More information here.

Special Thematic Session on Universal Learning Design

We are proud to cooperate with the Support Centre for Students with Special Needs of Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic, in organizing once more a Special Thematic Session on Universal Learning Design (ULD), the role model of the STS series. This STS puts particular emphasis on inclusive learning and teaching environments and provides a platform for interdisciplinary discussion. Additionally, the ULD session will include selected contributions submitted to and published in the digital edition of our open access compendium “Future Perspectives in AT, eAccessibility and eInclusion”.

2) Inclusion Forum Contributions

ICCHP-AAATE wants to strengthen dialogue, exchange and cooperation between stakeholder groups in the field of Technology and Disability (e.g. end users and their organisations, service providers, educators, policy makers, administrators, R&D). Our Forum is the ideal place for having that dialogue, to showcase your projects, products, services, organizations, posters and for disseminating, communicating and demonstrating your work, experience, know-how and ideas to the diverse but comprehensive audience. Learning from each other is a key asset for technical and social innovation - your contribution counts!

ICCHP-AAATE therefore calls for organising activities supporting and strengthening community building using formats as

  • workshops
  • seminars
  • panel discussions
  • tutorials
  • educational sessions
  • other types of meetings
  • inclusion fair / exhibition of
    • projects
    • products
    • services
    • posters

Feel invited to consider and propose also new and innovative formats for exchange and cooperation. We are more than happy to support you!

ICCHP-AAATE will promote, disseminate and advertise activities before and during the conference. We invite you to display and disseminate information materials to support visibility of your valuable work.

Registration to the conference is mandatory to announce and run Forum activities!

We are happy to welcome participants attending only your Forum activity (not registering for the conference). In such cases an additional participation and handling fee will be assessed.

Forum activities will be supported by the organising committee on a first come - first serve basis. The conference provides basic facilities like rooms and WiFi for free. Basic showcasing facilities (posters wall, tables, chairs and power supply) will be made available. Other amenities and services (e.g. sound system, video projection or catering) are provided upon negotiation with and confirmation by the conference organizers. They will be invoiced on a self cost basis. Get in touch as soon as possible!

Key info:
  • Send your activity proposal by email to the conference office. (Subject “ICCHP-AAATE Forum”)
  • In your email, please provide an outline of your Forum activity following the guidelines at https://icchp-aaate.org/forum-22
  • Deadline: June 1, 2022
  • Proposals will be evaluated on a first come – first serve basis.

Also consider, wherever feasible and reasonable, publishing your valuable activity and know-how in our open access compendium “Advancements in Assistive Technology, Accessibility and Inclusion”. Please refer to the above description and deadlines for this publishing option (March 3, 2022 for Extended Abstracts).

3) Young Researchers Consortium

Next Generation AT and Accessibility Experts

The Young Researchers´ Consortium event will take place during the joint event. We encourage academic and industrial advisors of doctoral students in AT, eInclusion, Digital Inclusion and related fields to motivate and support outstanding students to participate in the Consortium. The top rated contributions will be presented in a plenary session.

We will cover costs for participation and accommodation in a student hostel for 5 nights for up to 10 Young Researchers with accepted contributions.

Interested students should submit extended abstracts of their work by May 1, 2022.

Please see https://icchp-aaate.org/next-gen-22 for more information.

Young Researchers are encouraged to additionally submit a paper to the Science Track or to the Forum Track. Please follow the instructions under “Science Track” or “Forum Track”, respectively. The same submission deadlines apply (Extended Abstracts March 1, 2022 for Science Track and May 1, 2022 for the Forum Track with the possibility for post-conference publication for later submissions).